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Empty Bowls By the Lake

Fighting to End Hunger One Bowl at a Time: Saturday, October 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bleser Park, Avon Lake. Enjoy some soup, bread, education and entertainment for a cause.

The fourth annual fundraiser, an artistic means to fight hunger here in our communities, will take place this Saturday at Bleser Park (or inside the Avon Lake United Church of Christ) in Avon Lake.

Potters, educators, students and volunteers create handcrafted bowls. Local restaurants donate soup. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread and, in exchange for a cash donation, are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the 'empty bowls' in the world.

A $20 donation will include one pottery bowl and unlimited soup and bread. Children who accompany a $20 donor may participate in the event for a reduced donation of $5 for ages 6-12 and free for 5 and under. (The reduced donation includes soup and bread, but does not include a pottery bowl.)

The event will include live entertainment featuring the Avon High Electric Orchestra and bluesy singer-songwriter Taylor Lamborn and a silent auction/raffle with opportunities to win such items as a 'Put-in-Bay for a Day' package, Cavs tickets, Browns tickets, Nalu SUP group lessons, works created by local artists, and a Vitamix. All proceeds benefit
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio and local community resource services, including CRS!

Bleser Park is on Electric Blvd., just west of Route 83. In case of rain, the event will be held at Avon Lake United Church of Christ. For more information, visit emptybowlsbythelake.org.

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